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Notice to Club Officials - Fraud Warning

Notice to Club Officials – Fraud Warning It has come to our attention that some sports clubs, including some model aircraft clubs are being targeted by fraudsters. Club officials are receiving an email from address chairsaa@aol.com and other similar email addresses with the following text Hi XXXXXX We need to make a payment by Bank transfer, would you be able to do it today? let me know if you can Regards, XXXXXX Please double check with other club officials and take extra care before m...
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Noel Stephenson

Sadly on the 19th December Noel passed away in Alnwick Infirmary , aged 82. His family comprising Mel, Zoe and Lia were at his bedside. The funeral was held in St Pauls church Alnwick where the numbers attending indicated how much Noel was loved and respected-very much so. His family are greatly appreciative of the condolence cards and messages of sympathy they have received about their Dad. Noel was well known in the local area , clubs and societies of various kinds and from the aeromodelling c...
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Government Publishes its Response to the Consultation on the Future of Drones in the UK

The Department for Transport has published the Government’s response to the public consultation on the Future of Drones in the UK.  There were 5061 responses to the consultation with 1947 respondents identifying themselves as ‘model flyers’ and 2310 identifying themselves as ‘using drones for leisure’. Several members have suggested that the publication is a knee jerk reaction to the recent issues reported at Gatwick and whilst the Aviation Minister does make reference to Gatwick, the cont...
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Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. Now live for renewals

Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. Now live for renewals

Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. It became apparent about 18 months ago that we would need to replace our existing membership database and online membership capabilities as they  could not be made compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), nor were they any longer supported by the developers. This prompted a search for a suitable replacement which involved investigating a number of bespoke solutions specifically tailored to our ...
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2019 Membership Fees

2019 Membership Fees

The Society annual general meeting took place this afternoon at the Jury's Inn Hinckley Island Hotel. The fees agreed for 2019 are as follows.   Senior £38 Junior  £17 Family Senior  £38 Family Partner  £25 Family Junior  £13
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BMFA Membership Portal Club Admin Training Workshops

BMFA Membership Portal Club Admin Training Workshops

We have arranged a series of training workshops for those who administer membership at their clubs.  To reserve your place please got to the Events & Courses area of the GoMembership portal or click on the link below. https://bmfa.azolve.com/workbench/public/events Current dates are (further dates and venues are planned) BMFA Buckminster Sewstern  Grantham NG33 5RW Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 13:00   Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel Watling Street Burbage Hinckley LE10 3JA Sat...
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Update on EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft

The latest drafts of the EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft were published recently by the European Commission and contain a significant and positive development for model flyers.  DG MOVE (the European Transport Commission) submitted a proposal to remove model flying conducted within Associations/Clubs from the EASA regulations and this seems to have gained acceptance. The latest draft Implementing Act introduces this principle: (25) Since model aircraft are considered as UAS and given th...
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New BMFA Membership System - Now Live!!

New BMFA Membership System - Now Live!!

Our new membership system provided by Go Membership is now live!!   This system has been designed to enable you to: - Renew your membership online - Maintain your own member profile - Associate yourself to an affiliated club - Pay online via credit/debit card or by bank transfer/direct debit - Book onto events, workshops and courses - Maintain your qualifications and achievements - Provide your membership documents and achievement certificates electronically   An email has been sent t...
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Free Flight Technical Committee Vacancy

Free Flight Technical Committee - FFTC After many years serving on the FFTC Chris Strachan has decided to resign from the committee. We would like to thank Chris for all of the great work that he has contributed over the years providing a very balanced view on all things free flight, he will be sorely missed and leaves a position on the committee that will need to be filled as soon as possible. The FFTC need to recruit a replacement if you would like a one-year secondment onto the FFTC. If you...
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